BERKELEY -- Cal senior point guard Justin Cobbs will be out six to eight weeks after breaking the fifth metatarsal bone in his right foot in a San Francisco Pro-Am game on Monday night.
Coach Mike Montgomery said Cobbs will undergo surgery Friday to have a screw interted in his foot. He said the surgery should not alter the timetable.
"No guarantees with the feet. But that's the smartest course of action and the quickest way to get back," Montgomery said. "He's anxious to get going."
Under new NCAA guidelines that moved up the start of practice by two weeks, Cal is scheduled to begin preparation for this season on Sept. 27, at which point Cobbs is unlikely to be ready.
On Twitter, Cobbs wrote, "minor setback for a major comeback."
Later, he tweeted, "Thank you for all the support. I'll be back better than before !!!! #gonetilNOVEMBER."
The Bears open their season Nov. 8 at home against Coppin State.
A 6-foot-2 native of Los Angeles, Cobbs is the top returning scorer on the Cal team after averaging 15.1 points and 4.8 assists last season. He is the Pac-12 Conference's active career assist leader and was a second-team All-Pac-12 selection last season.
Sophomore Tyrone Wallace is likely get the first shot at point guard until Cobbs is healthy. Incoming freshman Sam Singer and walkon Garrett Galvin also play the position.
"We're all right," Montgomery said.